The New York Mets fell to the Atlanta Braves, 5-2, in the series opener on Monday night at Citi Field.
Chris Bassitt got the ball for New York and surrendered three runs on six hits over seven innings while striking out eight and walking one.
Trevor May allowed a pair of runs in relief while Adam Ottavino tossed a scoreless inning.
The Mets offense couldn’t get much going as they scored just two runs on five hits.
New York jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but then it was all Atlanta. Starling Marte scored on a wild pitch in the second inning to make it 1-0. In the third, Mark Canha blasted his first home run with the Mets over the wall in left-center.
Austin Riley put the Braves on the board in the fourth with a solo shot to center.
Atlanta scored two runs in the sixth to take the lead. Travis d’Arnaud lined a RBI double to right and Ozzie Albies scored on Adam Duvall’s sacrifice fly.
In the eighth, d’Arnaud smoked a RBI double to left to extend the lead to 5-2.
Marte and Canha each finished with two-hit games.
The two teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon with the first game starting at 3:10 p.m.